They have almost done it! Cranbrook’s The Good Ol’ Goats is in the grand final of CBC Music’s nationwide Searchlight contest.
The young folk-rock band is up against Cornerbrook, Newfoundland’s Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case for the title of Canada’s best new artist.
The Goats were announced as being in the top two on Monday, April 8 by Q’s Jian Ghomeshi.
Now, voters have until Thursday, April 11 at 10 p.m. to cast their votes in the final round at www.music.cbc.ca/#/Searchlight.
If the Goats make it through this round, they will be crowned Canada’s best new artists and be paid to perform at the CBC Music Festival in Toronto, as well as receiving a CBC Music video session, and $20,000 worth of musical equipment from Yamaha Canada.
The Good Ol’ Goats, which formed in 2011, consists of Mount Baker Secondary School students Joelle Winkel on shaker and backing vocals, Nolan Ackert on lead vocals, banjo and guitar, Angus MacDonald on mandolin, backing vocals and fiddle, Theo Moore on standup bass and backing vocals, Julian Bueckert on drums and Angus Liedtke on guitar, dobro, banjo, harmonica and vocals.
In this final round, The Goats face off against bluegrass-folk-pop group Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case from Newfoundland. The five-piece band has performed at the Vancouver Olympics and the Juno Awards.